North Country Trail Association

Trail Management

Design and build sustainable trail, blaze and sign the NCT, and stay safe while managing groups of volunteers.

NCTA Tool Maintenance Videos Resources

Manuals and Guides














Emergency Response Plan, Updated March 2022
Establishing an Emergency Response Plan (ERP) before leaving the trailhead helps volunteers provide a fast response in an event of an emergency. This template ERP form and instructions are available to guide volunteers in the process of developing a plan.

Project Planning

  • National Park Service Trail Project Form
    As of December 1, 2020, all trail projects must be submitted through the National Park Service compliance process. Follow the link above for a tutorial on the process and how to complete the submission form.

Additional Resources









Header photo by Shelby Gangloff